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Oct 23, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. he seemed like the president of the united states in full grasp of the fact. mitt romney seemed like somebody with 15 minutes of material trying to spread it out over 45 minutes. he seem to have this wonderful gift to string together words that mean nothing. i wrote down a couple of them as i was watching with my family. first answer, we need a comprehensive and robust strategy and we need to coordinate with our friends to address the rising tide of tumult. what does that mean? how can somebody who claim to be the president and give out vacuous nonsense like that? >> eliot: let me ask you this. there's no question that over the last several weeks florida has been moving toward mitt romney. what do you ascribe that to? the unemployment rate there. is it 8.7? can the president remedy that? >> well, i think that it's been more than anything, the impact of the lies concerning the president's plan regarding the healthcare plan. i think that the fact that the other side has been pounding with ad after ad after ad this
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
common ground with the president of the united states. and the entire president's team all day long has been ridiculing. you would think that if someone reaches out to you that you should reach back. no wonder we have to many problems in washington. >> eliot: rick, there is no question when you have moments of agreement, you want to stand up and shout out of sheer joy. on the other hand, there is an element you have to concede of the romney campaign that has been the etch-a-sketch the flip-flop, all of the metaphors where the change in both tone and in substance begins to make you think and wonder what he does consider as core policy because with respect to afghanistan, for instance, he's been harshly critical of the president and last night, it was the same -- same policies president has described. i could not find a meaningful point of disagreement. i have to wonder why criticism so harsh until yesterday. you have to admit that creates a little cognitive dissidence for those of us who have been watching this. >
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Oct 29, 2012 8:00pm PDT
alfas sets of hurricane sandy and that storm hitting the east coast of the united states now. it is shutting everything down in new york today including other cities including wall street. it has done that tomorrow. subways, stock market, all closed. so now we're going to discuss whether this has something to do with climate change, which unfortunately you won't see with a lot of outlets. we'll talk about the politics of it in just a minute. first, as i tell you about how the media is not focusing on climate change, it's amazing because they're literally getting battered by the storm and still not recognizing it. here is a collection of media reports on hurricane sandy. >> obama: ref pre-positioned assets where local personnel is working with state governments and we we have resources available for those communities hardest hit. i'm grateful for the cooperation of our state and local officials. conversations at this point there are no unmet needs. i think everyone is taking this very seriously. >> cenk: that was not a compilation of weather reports. we'll have that late for y
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Oct 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
in the course of the campaign. >> and it's facing the united states internationally. where the preeminent global power, no doubt about it. but as we go to the fiscal cliff, we might cut the heart out of our defense and diplomatic budget. you can't be a global power if the foundations of your country are shaking and if you don't have a healthy economy to support that's a huge apparatus of power as you've seen so the central question to our campaign how does the united states remain the number one power and how do we act in the world. i do think there are substantial differences between the two candidatescandidates on these issues. >> eliot: i heard a bellicose language when it comes to iran and syria and i have a hard time understanding what i would do. take iran, for instance. i don't know what he could do to stop with any greater certainty iran's march towards nuclear air bomb. >> president obama by any objective standard has had a very successful first term in foreign policy. he got us out of the war in iraq. he took down osama bin laden. i say this as someone who served in the george w. bush
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Oct 8, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. >> romney: i'll put the leaders of iran on notice that the united states and our friends and allies will prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. i'll support the libyan people's efforts to forge a lasting government that represents all of them. and syria i'll work with our partners to identify and organize the members of the opposition who share our values, and then ensure that they obtain the arms they need. finally, i'll recommit america to the goal of a democratic, prosperous palestinian state living side by side it in peace and security with the jewish state of israel. >> eliot: of course, much of that matches what the administration is already doing in the middle east. as white house press secretary jay carney said to reporter, and i quote. on iran for example concrete prescriptions that make sense have been acted on. israel's leaders themselves have said that the supreme court from this president is unpress didn't: madeleine albright was more scathing. i think it is really full of platitudes and free of substance. i would really like to ask governor romney and
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Oct 12, 2012 8:00pm PDT
before he even came to the united states senate. some of those issues that he was involved in, and i think it serves him well to go ahead and speak to them to articulate them to stand up for them. >> michael: you know one of the things-- >> could you speak up louder. >> michael: one of the things that congresswoman the people were talking about that really they weren't talking about last night that struck me was how proud joe biden seemed to be about the accomplishments of the administration. that didn't show up with the president last week. a lot of things didn't show up with the president last week. is there a balance he can have by talking about the accomplishments of his administration without boring us, and then turning around and saying this is what you're saying isn't true. there has to be a point where he calls romneys out on his lies. and is it time to start talking about bain? two debates have gone by and bain capital has not come up once. is that the president's job? >> well, bain capital is a very important issue because i think that's one of the issues that defines romne
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Oct 18, 2012 8:00pm PDT
.w. bush -- they declared doma institutional in the majority decision of windsor v. united states writing... >> eliot: to break down the implications of this rule, i'm joined by richard socarides former president of equality matters who served as an adviser it of lgbt issues to president clinton. you haven't stopped smiling since the decision came down. hugely important day. explain what this means and why it is so important. >> it was a important decision for a couple of reasons. first, because it is a very important federal appellate court. the second circuit is a very prestigious court. the chief judge is known as a conservative judge appointed by republican president. so you know, all of that makes for a very important decision anyway. but most importantly, this is the first appellate court say when we look at classifications based on sexual orientation, in other words, when a law treats americans based upon their sexual orientation that the government is going to have to come forward with a very strong reaso
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
united states today gallup poll has the president trailing mitt romney 46-50%. and astonishing after all the talk last summer of a gender gap women voters in those states split their preferences with 48% for each candidate. but the likely poll of candidates has a tie and the public polling shows the president trailing romney by two points in north carolina. president obama prepared for tomorrow's debate in williamsburg. he seemed confident when requested about it. >> how are things going. >> it is going great. >> eliot: of course he said the same thing before the first debate. while the president's poll numbers may be off campaign spokesperson claim democrats should not be too concerned telling reporters i quote we feel good where we are in the race. we'd rather be us than them because we're very confident in our ground game. really? from experience i can tell you that's a standard line from a campaign spokesperson when the numbers are against you. meanwhile, obama campaign senior adviser david axelrod told fox news we see a different president obama than in the first debate. >> he's goi
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Oct 25, 2012 8:10pm PDT
't donald trump essentially trying to publicly extort the president of the united states. that was a gorilla eating its own [ bleep ] >> what's this thing with trump and you? it is like me and letterman. what does he have against you? >> president obama is the least transparent president in the history of this country. >> obama: this dates back to when we were growing up together in kenya. [ laughter ] >> vice presidential hopeful paul ryan, you know who i'm talking about when i say paul ryan -- he gave a major policy address on poverty. we're still not sure whether he's for it or against it. >> right now americans engines of upward mobility aren't working the way they should. >> i'm ayn rand and this is ayn rand's private poll. okay. now do not applaud in unison. that is collectivist. we'll now unmove and undo the applause. >> these guy have become so tied to special interest -- look, i don't blame that baby for crying. [ laughter ] you know what? she just realized what it means if romney gets elec
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Oct 4, 2012 8:00pm PDT
the president of the united states lazy? >> he didn't want to prepare for this debate. he's lazy and disengaged. >> eliot: wow. asked if sununu's comments had overtones, it seems that way. obama's senior adviser david axelrod thinks romney's say what works strategy will ultimately work against him. >> eliot: which had better mean the next debate unless the president wants to see this slip away from him. joining me now rolling stone national affairs correspondent tim dickinson and doug thornel democratic strategist, knickerbocker former spokesman for the democratic campaign committee and traveling press secretary for howard dean's 2004 presidential campaign. thank you both for joining us. it was not so much fun watching last night and today i kind of had the sense that we've read at different points in our lives about the seven stages of grief. i kind of saw the democratic party working through the stages today. tim, let me ask you are they now beginning to deal with reality and figure out how to put these things back tog
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
by the united states during the period from 1948 to 51 addition to the $13 billion stent by the u.s. in direct aid to europe between the end of the war and the initiation of the marshall plan rebuilt europe's economy. and they soon joined us in nato and became in aggregate the largest economy in the world. why is this odd? we all love the marshall plan of course. because what was the marshall plan the 2008 stimulus at a different time. but large enough to do the job. how can mitt romney praise the marshall plan if he is so disdainful of the stimulus. what was wrong with the same concept in 2008? the $26 billion or so spent on the marshall plan is roughly the same as the $787 billion stimulus of 2009. the marshall plan was about 2% of our gdp, the stimulus was just a bit more and given the $2 trillion plus in production lost during the crisis, so have an effect as profound as the marshall plan the stimulus would v been even larger. the attacks by mitt romney ring hollow once the rhetoric is gone. romney understands that the marshall plan was critical to the recovery of eur
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Oct 24, 2012 8:00pm PDT
donnelly wanted more. >> as someone running for the united states senate it is hurtful to women to survivors of rape, and to their families to have said this. >> eliot: it could be hurtful for richard mourdock's chances too, according to the poll, murk dock is leading donnelly by five points. maybe he should have taken a listen from missouri congressman todd akin. he was expected to beat claire mccaskill handily but that's before he talked about the rape and the magical powers of a woman's body to shut down. now there is a six-point lead. the only surprise there is it isn't bigger. here to discuss the war on women congresswoman jacki speier fromcal. beyond shock. how do you react to this craziness? >> i don't believe it. most women think it's a joke when they hear it. how are those words coming out of who we think must be intelligent people. they're running for congress, running for presidency. yet they are saying it, and i do think they believe it. they do not want to allow abortions for women who have been victims of rape. >> eliot: i think you are right this is why it makes i
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Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
of being president of the united states i applaud cool inpowell for voting for him. >> eliot: did john sununu say that over the line. that is criticized in a way that's bad or simply making an observation that says, hey racial pride is a legitimate thing so colin powell go ahead and go for it. >> i think he was out of line. having him change his position flip flop just hours after the statement tells you right there that he was out of line and it's offensive to a decorated general of this country. but i think it understand lines a deeper tone in this republican party, and the whole race this year. i think it underlines a tone particularly latinos. you look at a party that has veered away to the right on issues like the dream act around immigration reform. you see a party that's--that mod raid latinos are abandoning in droves. i think it hits a chord that talks bigger about where the republican party is. >> eliot: there is no question the republican party which at one point when george w. bush spoke said i will lead a national conversation and make sure we can do something in this regar
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
carolina, he still gets 277 electoral votes and continues to be president of the united states. so as we get all those national polls that make people panic understand that this is a collection of polls and it doesn't look so bad. it looks pretty good, in fact. now of course, a deal now to cinch the deal in ohio they send bubba. >> we went to florida last night. he said, i got to go back right now. this storm is getting out of hand. i got to handle it. i said mr. president that is the right call. >> cenk: all right. now we're going to bring in our political correspondent michael shure and on the phone congressman tim ryan from the great state of ohio. which is logical. congressman ryan, what is your sense of the state of the race in ohio? >> it's very close. a lot of polling has us up three or four points within the margin of error. there are several polls that have it neck and neck. we're doing really well on the ground game. there's--we've surpassed the 2008 number for early voting and obama is taking that at about 60%-30%. that's coming online. the weather has been bad. it's been cold
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Oct 30, 2012 8:00pm PDT
throughout the united states of america as we speak. so now back to new jersey. well, chris christie has an interesting idea about halloween. maybe we should cancel it this year or move it. >> i can't imagine that it's going to be safe for kids to go around for halloween in most parts of the state. we're going to make an assessment of that during the day today. if we to have reschedule halloween for another day we want kids to have halloween but we want them to be safe and alive. >> i didn't know you could reschedule halloween. can you reschedule christmas? maybe chris christie could. he was praising president obama as we showed you in the last segment, but not the democratic mayor of atlantic city. they had words about who's fault it was that people were still stuck in atlantic city. let's watch that. >> in atlantic city, we are for whatever reason mayor langford urged people to stay in shelters in the city, despite my admonition to evacuate, he gave them comfort for some reason to stay. so for those of you on the barrier islands who decided it was a better way to wait this out and for
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
two u.s. senators, at least one congressman and at least the president of the united states. so for people to believe that politics doesn't play a role or at least politics isn't on the minds of politicians is just being naive. >> cenk: so if that's the case, why did the bush administration screw it up so badly. do you also acknowledge -- you were the former fema director at the time, d' acknowledge there were mistakes made and if so, you know, why get something so monumentally important politically let alone policywise wrong in that case? >> well, because i think there were political miscalculations during katrina and there were actual -- how would i describe it? there were actual leadership problems during katrina. remember, a president can't evacuate a city. only a governor or a mayor can do that. i think the failure of mayor to evacuate the city -- he admitted this. the failure to do it earlier is what caused the big problems and politically -- i'm give you an example of a political mistake bush made th
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Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm PDT
as weak and you don't elect somebody as president of the united states who is weak. molly ball, political correspondent for the atlantic. dave sirota, thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> eliot: what about the unexpected debate wild cards coming up? and a reminder to catch current tv's politically direct presidential debate coverage tomorrow starting at 8:00 p.m. east coast time. i'll be joined by cenk uygur jennifer granholm, al hershey's drops. a lot of hershey's happiness in little drops of milk chocolate. and cookies n creme. pure hershey's. >> there you go again. >> i want you to know that also i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience. [ laughter ] >> i served with jack kennedy. i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. [ applause ] >> that was really uncalled-for, senator. [ applause ] >> the one making the comparison senator. >> yes how has the national debt person
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